Hi all, we are eagerly looking forward to welcoming all 420 sailors to this years National Championships at An Spideal (Spiddal). This is our first event of this size and we are keen to ensure you enjoy your visit to An Spideal.
There will be racing in Gold and Silver fleet and novice 420 sailors are especially welcome. Tom Mappleback will be on the water to coach novice sailors as required. Sailing Instructions are attached to this post. Please also bring your completed paperwork: entry, 420 membership, parent consent (if needed).
The 2011 National Championships will take place in Spiddal, Galway on 3rd & 4th September. Billy Keady, Commodore of Cumann Seoltóireacht an Spidéil, extends a warm welcome all the competitors and families travelling to the Spiddal for the championships. Please let Billy know if you plan to compete: bkeady [at] eircom [dot] net
NOR, Entry Form and Parent Consent forms are attached below.
Please note there are some traffic restrictions and road closures associated with a triathlon in Galway on 4th September. Full details here: http://www.galwaycity.ie/GeneralNews/160611_01.html
Tom Crosbie's report on the 420 Munsters held on 9-10 July 2011. Photos available on the RCYC site here:
Held over Saturday and Sunday in warm but light conditions the result was always going to be tight and great racing was had by all competitors under the watchful eye of Race Officer David O' Brien.
In the end the comeback kids - Richard Harrington and Robbie English finished on level points with the McCarthy pairing but the sisters took the title on countback having had two race wins to their credit.In fact there were four different race winners out of the five race event with race one going to Richie and Robbie, race two and four going to the McCarthys, race three to Patrick and Chloe Crosbie and the final (and only race on day 2) going to the Spanish pairing Carmen and Julia Devila.The silver fleet was also tightly contested with Galway sailors Jack Lee and Aaron O'Reilly emerging on top in the end with second in silver going to the local pairing of Julie Tingle and Ciara Power.Many thanks to all who travelled and helped make the event
420 Munsters 2011
Entries: 9 Races Sailed: 5 Discard: 1
Sun 10 Jul 11 15:35
|1st||GOLD||IRL 53698||BSC/RCYC||EMMA GEARY||NIAMH CONNOLLY||2.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||2.0||(3.0)||10.0||7.0|
|2nd||GOLD||IRL 53156||RCYC||PATRICK CROSBIE||CHLOE CROSBIE||(8.0)||3.0||2.0||3.0||3.0||1.0||20.0||12.0|
|3rd||GOLD||IRL 53116||TBSC||FIONA DALY||PATRICK DALY||1.0||2.0||3.0||2.0||6.0||(7.0)||21.0||14.0|
|4th||GOLD||IRL 51743||HYC/RSTGYC||TARA FLOOD||LUCY BOLGER||3.0||4.0||5.0||5.0||1.0||(11.0)||29.0||18.0|
|5th||GOLD||BLANK||KYC/RCYC||AODH KENNEDY||DANIEL BROWN||(6.0)||5.0||6.0||4.0||5.0||2.0||28.0||22.0|
|6th||SILVER||IRL 53206||GBSC||DONAL COLLINS||JACK COLLINS||5.0||8.0||8.0||(11.0)||7.0||4.0||43.0||32.0|
|7th||GOLD||IRL 54368||MALAHIDE YC||LIZZY MCDOWELL||ORLAGH THOMPSON||4.0||6.0||4.0||(17.0 DNS)||8.0||12.0||51.0||34.0|
|8th||SILVER||GBR 52868||GBSC||AARON O'REILLY||ROISIN JORDAN||9.0||(11.0)||7.0||7.0||4.0||8.0||46.0||35.0|
|9th||SILVER||GBR 1||GBSC||CIAN WALSH||FIACHRA MCHUGH||(11.0)||7.0||9.0||6.0||10.0||6.0||49.0||38.0|
|10th||SILVER||IRL 53701||GBSC||JACK LEE||CIARAN JORDAN||7.0||9.0||(12.0)||12.0||11.0||5.0||56.0||44.0|
|11th||SILVER||IRL 52918||GBSC||BRENDAN GALLAGHER||RORY MACADAM||10.0||10.0||11.0||8.0||9.0||(13.0)||61.0||48.0|
|12th||SILVER||IRL 51759||LFYC||JOE KELLY||PAT KELLY||12.0||13.0||10.0||9.0||(14.0)||10.0||68.0||54.0|
|13th||SILVER||IRL 52068||WICKLOW SC||TOM DOWNES||PETER RYAN||13.0||12.0||(14.0)||14.0||13.0||9.0||75.0||61.0|
|14th||SILVER||IRL 49678||MALAHIDE YC||PHILIP MCDOWELL||CIAN BUCKLEY||(15.0)||15.0||13.0||10.0||12.0||14.0||79.0||64.0|
|15th||SILVER||IRL 51379||CSS||SOPHIE KINIRONS||CIAN HAMILTON||14.0||14.0||(15.0)||13.0||15.0||15.0||86.0||71.0|
|16th||SILVER||IRL 52684||GLANDORE HARBOUR SC||CONN HARTE BOWLAN||EOIN FLANAGAN||16.0||16.0||(17.0 DNF)||15.0||17.0 DNS||17.0 DNS||98.0||81.0|
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Some photographs from the 420 Connachts in GBSC
Event date 2-3 July.
The 420 Munster Championship will be held in RCYC on July 9th and 10th Entries will be taken on the day - however it would be appreciated if entrants would advise in advance by email to 420 [at] royalcork [dot] com Notice of Race is available from the RCYC website: http://www.royalcork.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=13...
We look forward to welcoming all visiting 420's to Galway this weekend for the Connacht championships.
For those of you not participating in the coaching this week, please download and complete your application forms and class association membership forms (if required) prior to registration. This will speed up your registration. Sailing instructions for the Connachts on 2-3 July 2011 are available for download from this page.
Sailors should bring their own lunches. Mark them with names clearly visible and leave in a designated lunch bucket in the clubhouse - we will deliver these to the sailors on course by RIB.
There will be a hot meal provided for all the sailors on Saturday evening (included in entry fee) followed by a racing de-brief by Will Leech. Evening meal tickets for family and friends can be bought at registration on Saturday morning at a cost of €10. The clubhouse will be open so our sailors and visitors can enjoy a couple of hours relaxation before getting to bed early!
On Sunday soup and rolls will be available when sailors are ashore. The prize giving will take place as soon as the paperwork has been completed so all those with a journey can get on the road early.
We wish you every success with your sailing.
Martina Jordan on behalf of the organising committee.
The 420 Connachts will be hosted at GBSC on 2nd & 3rd July 2011.
Ahead of the racing coaching is available for all prospective participants, whether seasoned racers or sailors new to the class. The coaching clinic will be run by GBSC and will include Will Leech, Rob Lehane and Ruardhri de Faoite. Participants can come for either a 5 day (Mon-Fri) or 3 day (Weds-Fri) coaching clinic. This will give sailors who have spent lots of time stuck in their books to blow away the cobwebs and get fully tuned-up for the championship racing at the weekend.
John Leech, PRO for championship remarked: "GBSC is delighted to welcome the 420 fleet back to Galway Bay for the Connacht Championships. Galway is a superb centre for sailing activity as was demonstrated when the Volvo Ocean Race visited. It's a great opportunity for visiting 420 sailors to enjoy good racing and have some fun with the active fleet of 420s based here."
Details of racing are in the attached NOR. The entry form can be used to sign-up for the coaching clinic too.
Racing fee - €80 per boat
5 days coaching (27 June-1 July) fee - €200 per boat
3 days coaching (29 June-1 July) fee - €170 per boat
Coaching entries with fees must be received by 20th June - Cheques payable to GALWAY BAY SAILING CLUB.. Entries for racing only will be taken on the morning of 2nd July.
Note you must be a member of the class association to participate in the coaching or racing event. You may send your Class Association Membership form and fees in with your entry . However please make sure that the €30 class membership fee cheque is made out to IRISH INTERNATIONAL 420 CLASS ASSOCIATION. Membership form is on the Membership page